In the 1999 Annual Report Robert Campbell – Chairman of the School Committee – reported that Meeting for Sufferings has distributed the remaining School funds – £10,000 to each of the remaining Friends’ Schools and to Breckenborough School, a special school run by Yorkshire Friends. £50,000 is to be added to the residue from Wigton Friends’ School in a new trust to provide bursaries for Friends in the North of England and Southern Scotland attending educational courses.
One of the Schools receiving £10,000 was Sidcot School, Winscombe,
North Somerset, BS25 1PD, United Kingdom, who decided they would refurbish a common room – now named “The Ayton Room.” A group of scholars prepared the plans which were taken over by an architect and turned into reality.
Alice Meager was asked to perform the opening ceremony – 5th October 2001. Below are a few of the photos recording the occasion.